Painless Lumps Around Vagina

Q: Hi, I was wondering if you could help me. I’ve few lumps which seem to sprang and get bigger around my vagina area. They are not itchy or anything. Just wondering what it is? I’m a female and 19 years old.
– By Nicole

Reply:

A lump like swelling could be a cyst. A cyst is basically a fluid filled swelling. The fluid may be clear or colored or even gaseous.

Bartholin Cyst

The commonest in your age group is a bartholin cyst. Just outside the opening of the vagina are glands called Bartholin glands. These produce a lubricating oil which aid during sexual activities.

These glands become more active around teens and twenties. The duct of such a gland may get blocked to form a bartholin cyst.

Other Causes of Lumps

Angiomas are lumps formed by swelling of blood vessels in the area. These swellings are purplish-red in color and painless. No treatment is required. They subside slowly on their own.

It may be a sign of some STD. Different STDs may produce blisters which are initially painless, later they usually ulcerate and give pain.

Vaginal pimples are blister like painless bumps. You may read here more about how to take care of them.

Take Care,

Buddy M.D.

Medical Advice (Q&As) on “Causes of Lumps in the Female Genital Area

  1. Vine

    Is it possible by wearing tight pants and seat for 5 hrs in the car will cause blister on the skin of the labia minora?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Yes it is. 5 hours is a long period, enough to let adequate moisture accumulate in the area.

      Non cotton fabrics do not absorb this moisture. Genital skin is vulnerable to get blisters over it in such conditions. It gets irritated, sometimes macerates a bit.

      It is suggested that you choose loose cotton clothes only while travelling.

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  2. M.A

    I’m 20 and I noticed multiple lumps and bumps inside my vagina near the opening. I’m sexually active but I had only one man, my boyfriend. He also noticed it just two days ago and I’m not really sure what is it. We had a plan to see and ask doctor about it. It’s like a pimple but multiple pimples, how can I get rid of these?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You need to see a doctor and rule out the presence of any STD.

      It is difficult to comment on your lesions without actual examination. Are your pimples painful or itchy?

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  3. Marie

    Hi! I recently stopped using birth control, just this month and wondered if that could be the cause of getting one of these pimple looking things down there. I didn’t even really notice it being there until yesterday. When I wiped, it stung/hurt a little bit. When I looked to see what was going on, I saw a red bump that looked like a pimple. After getting off work, I went to the gym and had to use the bathroom again. This time a little speck of blood showed up when I wiped. I know regular pimples do this if you pop them, but all I did was wipe a few times. Do you still think it’s a pimple?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Are you sexually active? If yes, it is better to rule out the presence of any STD.

      It may be an angioma. Read above in details.

      An examination is required to make a diagnosis.

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  4. Kelsey

    I have this weirdly shaped bump on the outside lip of my vagina and it hurts sometimes. It does not look or feel like a pimple, and has clear liquid in it. I’m only 13 so what are some home treatments for it to go away?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This may be a bartholin cyst. Or it may be a blister caused by trauma, friction while walking. Least possible cause just to list could be an insect bite.

      Since it is painful, you need to apply a topical antibiotic cream, like mupirocin, over it. Apply it twice a day for 3 to 5 days. You may also try warm compress, with a clean wash cloth, over the bump.

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  5. Anonymous

    Hello. I’m 15 and I have this sort of lump. It’s been there for a while but can be itchy think I itched it too hard puss and blood came out what is it? Should I be worried.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be an infected pimple. Has all the pus drained out? If yes, just keep it clean and dry. Avoid friction over it. It’s likely to heal by itself in 3 to 5 days.

      If not, you may start applying an antibiotic ointment over it, twice daily. Mupirocin/ bacitracin may be used.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Could be a swollen gland. If it doesn’t trouble you, you may just ignore it. Likely to lessen itself with time.

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  6. Anonymous

    I have painfull swelling over my right labia majora n just besides it there is a lump going down to labia minora its not affecting it ,guess its just above it .I’m not sure if its a lump or a swelling but is very painful , it’s a little hard .it doesn’t seem to be pus filled .It causes irritation n itching though I don’t see any redness .I’m 19 and not sexually active . should I be worried about it or visit a doctor ? I’d like some home remedies to get away with it. Thanks

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